In the book, The Legend of the Poinsettia, by Tomie dePaola...
"At home Lucida helped Mama clean their casita-their little house-and pat out the tortillas for their meals."
We did not make our own tortillas, but we used flour tortillas to make "Mock Sopapillas". Easy and yummy, I can almost guarantee that they will become a favorite. Because of the hot oil, I did the cooking, but the wee ones thoroughly enjoyed sprinkling them with sugar and cinnamon. There was a lot of finger dipping in sugar and cinnamon that didn't stick to the sopapillas :) Did I say yum?
Heat oil to approximately 400 degrees. WARNING: Obviously... keep the wee ones far away from the hot oil!!!
Using a pizza cutter, cut each tortilla into 8 pie shaped pieces.
Place several wedges into the hot oil. When one side is golden brown, carefully turn over and cook the other side. Remove from oil and drain on paper towel.